Easy Summer Neutrals

Tank (only $10 and comes in seven colors)// Who What Wear Jeans (on sale for $25)// Aerin Sandals (also love this pair on sale)// Who What Wear Bag (also love this one which is under $50)// Target Earrings// Old Navy Hat//c/o Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses

Happy Monday!  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.  Ours was a mix of crazy and relaxed.  Friday night, after our son’s baseball game, we headed out to dinner to celebrate our sixteenth wedding anniversary (yikes).  Don’t know where the time has gone!  We went to our favorite tapas place called Salumi.  If you live on Long Island, you must give it a try!  They have the best cheese boards and their mushroom polenta is to die for!  Saturday, we had yet another baseball game and then we went down to the beach where the weather was total perfection.  After the kids were asleep, we made mushroom pizza and watched The Wizard of Lies on HBO.  It wasn’t exactly keeping us on the edge of our seats so we both fell asleep! Have you seen this movie?  What did you think?  Sunday, we had a bunch of errands to run, homework with the kids, baseball practice, and church.  The weather turned gloomy (again) halfway through the day so at least we weren’t missing anything.  I’m looking forward to a permanent shift in the weather.  I’ve had enough of the rain and the chilly temps.  Bring on summer!

Speaking of summer, every summer I treat myself to a new pair of sunglasses so I was thrilled when the team at SmartBuy Glasses reached out to me.  I chose this chic and timeless pair by Marc Jacobs because I love the fit and shape.  They’re so comfortable (I hate when my sunglasses pinch my nose or hurt my temples because they’re too tight) plus they don’t leave those annoying red marks on my face either.  If you’re not familiar with SmartBuy, they offer a wide variety of discounted designer glasses.  But the best part is their Buy One Give One program which donates a pair of glasses to those in need for each pair purchased.  You can read more about this charitable program right here.

And, can we talk about this muscle tank?  It’s insanely soft (I love the jersey material), washes well, and it’s only $10!  I’m definitely going to scoop it up in white and gray.  It’s by far the best bargain of the season…#targetdoesitagain.

 

 

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Scones

Healthy Chocolate Chip Scones

Over the weekend, one of the moms from my son’s baseball team brought a batch of chocolate chip scones to their game and they were a huge hit.  I seriously wanted to go back for seconds but I didn’t want to that person so instead, I decided to attempt this simple and healthy version at home.(…)

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Trend Alert: Raffia Bucket Bag

Trend Alert: Raffia Bucket Bag

Is anyone else obsessed with this season’s handbag selection?  I’m loving all the straw, jute, and raffia versions for summer.  Whether in the form of a tote (just scooped up this one at the Beautycounter summit), a circular satchel (last seen here), a clutch or the latest trend, the bucket shape, I’m all about this easy and(…)

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Summer Trends For Under $50

Summer Trends For Under $50

Old Navy Top (under $20)// Paige Jeans (save version)// Who What Wear Bag (only $25)// Target Sandals, sold out (similar)// Target Earrings// J.Crew Factory Sunglasses (similar for only $14)// Beautycounter Tinted Moisturizer// c/o Aveda Lip Glaze// Honest Luminizing Powder in Dawn Reflection// St. Tropez Bronzing Lotion  (love this one because it’s paraben free!) Well, the unofficial start to summer(…)

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The Best Memorial Day Sales

The Best Memorial Day Sales

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Can you believe it’s almost June?? I feel like this year is flying by.  Typically, we spend the first weekend of summer on Fire Island with our close friends and their children but this year we are up to our elbows in travel baseball…#momlife.  We have games all weekend and we(…)

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Three Timeless Pieces to Invest In

Three Timeless Pieces to Invest In

J.Crew Blouse (on sale)// J.Brand Jeans (also love this option and this option)// Steve Madden Sneakers// Milly Satchel (similar here and here)// Target Sunglasses (similar) As much as I love this season’s latest trends such as the cold shoulder craze, bell sleeves, and frayed denim, I will always feel most comfortable in a classic silk blouse, ankle(…)

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Almond Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Almond Strawberry Banana Smoothie

In an effort to veer away from frozen breakfasts in the morning, I’ve been alternating between this banana bread, these muffins, and different kinds of smoothies (love this one and this one).  But, after recently switching to almond milk for my coffee and lattes, I decided to mix it up and try out this almond(…)

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Linen Tie Shirt

Linen Tie Shirt

Gap Top// J.Crew Tank// J.Brand Jeans (save version)// Isaac Mizrahi Flats (similar splurge, save and steal))// Matt and Nat Bag (similar)// Target Earrings//c/o  Jord Watch// Target Sunglasses I spotted this linen tie shirt the other week in the Gap and I immediately knew it was going to be an ideal summer staple.  Whether paired with my favorite jeans,(…)

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What I’m Watching Lately

What I’m Watching Lately

Lately, I find myself watching reality tv more than anything else.  Admittedly, I just can’t help myself.  Bravo offers a plethora of choices from all the Housewives (my favorite is NYC of course) and Southern Charm (I mean, who doesn’t love Shep and T-Rav?).  I know a lot you watch it too even if you(…)

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Summer Must Haves for Under $50

Summer Must Haves for Under $50

   Earrings//Sandals//Lip Gloss//Nail Polish/ Perfume//Top//Shorts//Bronzer//Sunglasses//Bag Okay, I have to say that this blog post came about because of this bag which I’m completely ub-sessed with.  Fyi: it comes in black as well and it’s only $25!  I’m thinking I definitely need both colors… So, after spotting this bag, I started to think of all the ways(…)

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Target Style Steals and Deals

Target Style Steals and Deals

Striped Top (on sale)// Paige Denim (save version)// Earrings (under $15)// Wedges (under $35)// Kate Spade Bag (similar here and here)// Sunglasses (under $20)// c/o Cuff  Happy Monday!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I’m currently battling seasonal allergies which came on out of nowhere so I’ve been drinking green tea with honey and lemon non-stop(…)

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